Natalie Wortley is a barrister and Principal Lecturer in Law at Northumbria University. She was called to the Bar in 1999 and is a member of New Park Court Chambers. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies and case note editor for the Journal of Criminal Law. Natalie’s research focusses on persons with mental disorder in the criminal justice system, and on capacity and consent in the criminal law.
Her current work includes research into the implications of recent developments in the law for victims of long-term abuse who kill their abusers. Natalie is convenor of the Criminal Justice section of the Society of Legal Scholars. She has co-authored textbooks on Criminal Law, Evidence and the English Legal System, is a frequent contributor to academic and practitioner journals and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences.